There are certain things you should do when the time is ripe. Don’t wait until you are too old and weak to do anything. When the body is young, do it.
Integral Yoga Teachings
Animals naturally fast when they are sick–in fact, you cannot make them eat anything. This allows the body to correct problems by concentrating on eliminating toxic substances rather than digesting.
As the Yoga asanas and yogic breathing are practiced, increasing the vitality of the body, there will follow a considerable decrease in harmful acts such as smoking and drinking.
We must all learn our life lessons through painful experiences that come to us.
If you do not have faith in a practice, at least have faith in the one who gave you the practice. Then there is no room for doubt.
Wear the mantra as your armor. There’s no greater power than that.
If you trust in the Higher Will, all the obstacles will just disappear. – Swami Satchidananda
When your nadis (subtle nerves) are purified well through pranayama, you will feel a natural joy in life and you will not fall sick.
Then I learned to pray for the sake of prayer and not for anything else.
Although the phrase “If you truly love your work, you’d do it for free,” often elicits incredulous stares, it represents the essence of Karma Yoga (selfless service), one of the key aspects of Integral Yoga.